Lectures & Conversations

Christine Chen from Esalen Institute and I begin to explore transitioning from the pitta stage of life into the vāta stage of life and transitioning from the second to the third stage of life according to the four āśrama. Both of these third stages begin...

In this October 8, 2019 interview with Dr. Welch by Olga Grischenkova of Core Spirit, they discuss: What hormones are major players for women A particularly interesting thing Traditional Chinese Medicine & Ayurveda have in common Why stress is often followed by weight gain How to increase...

In this July, 2017 session, Dr. Audrey Schnell  interviews Dr. Welch about pain, healing pain, and creative pain management; about how pain gets stuck and unstuck in the annamayakośa, prāṇamayakośa, manomayakośa—the physical, energetic and mental bodies and in how we perceive ourselves. We discussed where...

In this conversation from August 2017, Madhuri Phillips, of Madhuri Method-- inspirational author, speaker and teacher, interviews Dr. Welch. Her podcast, "Being Light" was the surprise topic itself, and led to interesting places. We speak about how we absorb light through our whole being, about...

An honest conversation about women's hormones and sanity with Ellie Drake, a compassionate, knowledgeable, heartfelt interviewer with a knack for guiding conversation to raw depth of true experience. From January 2017. Click on that link for the conversation. Dr. Welch discusses these themes in much more...

Brodie Welch, LAc, and Claudia talk about uncertainty, not knowing where we’re headed or what’s in store, the power of waiting, finding comfort as reality shifts around us. In this episode, they explore: The layers of our being: the kośas How do you figure out what...

Dr. Claudia Welch & Cate Stillman talk about food. How it is important, but it may lead to neurosis to place all our bets on food to be our Savior. ...

Dr. Welch talks about two major considerations in breast health - considerations she wished all women knew about so we could all have the best mammarian (yes, she knows that is not a word) health possible....

In this special interview Dr Claudia Welch, Ayurvedic Practitioner, gives a refreshing holistic perspective on hormones, the difference between adrenaline and cortisol, male and female sex hormones, and perspective on how to balance your hormones....

Ancient Āyurvedic texts describe four qualities one must possess to become an effective physician: Excellence in theoretical knowledge, lots of practice, dexterity and purity. Dr. Welch explores some of the weird and interesting aspects of these qualities and how cultivating them can enhance our ability...

In this talk introducing the February 2015 run of the Healthier Hormones course Cate Stillman and I, among other things talk about: How Emily Post was teaching Ayurveda in her own way Oliver Sacks take on living and dying The Art vs. the Science of...

A conversation for practitioners and anyone else who may be interested, with Durga Leela, founder of Yoga of Recovery and Dr. Claudia Welch Durga Leela and Dr. Welch discuss the role of identity (in Ayurveda called, ahamkara) in addiction, the understandable tendency to focus on our...

A conversation on between Dr. Welch and Dr. Sara Gottfried MD, author of The Hormone Cure Are we really fat, lazy and unproductive? Or maybe courageous? What do hormones have to do with integrity? What is real pleasure? What is Dharma? Do we have to...

Cate Stillman and I had a conversation in January 2014, on the topic of "wrong questions" when it comes to healthcare. “What can I do about my insomnia?” “My friend has MS. Can Ayurveda help her? If so, how?” These are examples of (very understandable) questions we...

A Conversation with Dr. Claudia Welch - by Juliana Swanson Juliana Swanson: Thank you so much for taking the time for this interview. Do you prefer I call you “Dr. Welch” or “Claudia”? Dr. Claudia Welch: Let’s go with, “Claudia” for the rest of this, shall we? And...

A conversation in December 2012, between Dr. Welch and Chelsea Roff about Eating Disorders: As health care practitioners or yoga instructors, what do we need to understand about Eating Disorders and the people who suffer with them? In her article, Starving for Connection, Chelsea shares her...

This conversation, of August 2012, between Dr. Welch and Cate Stillman, of YogaHealer.com, explores the effects of how we live on our hormonal balance....

This is a talk (April 29th 2011) given by Dr. Welch at the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, NM. It was an introductory talk to her Women's Lives, Women's Transition workshop and deals, among other topics, with the issue of fear. You can find many other...

New: Women’s Health & Hormones online course taught by Dr. Welch, with an innovative approach to understanding women’s hormones and health conditions. Designed for everybody, regardless of medical background, from MDs to professionals of Ayurveda or TCM, to anyone interested in women’s health.